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June Art Picks

Our Art Picks are created in collaboration with The Visualist, Chicago’s leading visual arts calendar, and cross-promoted through Windy City Times, one of the longest locally-published LGBTQ weeklies with a national reach. Click here to get our Art Picks and latest articles delivered to your inbox monthly.

Although there’s Pride all day, everyday at Sixty, we want to say happy Pride Month! To help you find the queer-loving, LGBTQIA+ events on our calendar, we’ve marked them with a little Pride love, a.k.a. you’ll see a flag flying next to the event information (🏳️‍🌈).

This is a growing list, so check back often for new additions.

 

June Art Picks

Through June 14th
Goat Island World Premier Performances
Chicago Cultural Center: 78 E Washington St
Free

Through July 20th
About Face: Stonewall, Revolt and New Queer Art 🏳️‍🌈
Wrightwood 659: 659 W. Wrightwood
Free

May 26-June 2, 2019
Riverwest FemFest 2019 🏳️‍🌈
Various Locations, Milwaukee, WI
Free

May 25-June 29, 2019
It grows between
Efrain Lopez Gallery: 1959 W Erie St
Free

May 30, 2019
Performing Queer Femme POC Identities On (& Off) the Page 🏳️‍🌈
Hairpin Arts Center: 2810 N Milwaukee Ave
Free

May 31, 2019
Damon Locks
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: 220 E Chicago Ave
Free

May 31-June 21, 2019
William Counter: Simple Spells
Firecat Projects: 2124 N Damen Ave
Free
https://www.thevisualist.org/2019/05/william-counter-simple-spells/

May 31-July 6, 2019
Derrick Adams: The Ins and Outs: Figures In The Urban Landscape
Rhona Hoffman Gallery: 1711 W Chicago Ave
Free

May 31-July 11, 2019
Mev Luna: Far from the distance we see
Chicago Artists Coalition: 2130 W Fulton St
Free

June 1-2, 2019
CAKE 2019
Center on Halsted: 3656 N Halsted St
Free

Sat, June 1, 9:30am-4pm
Space and Identity in Art and Learning
The Great Space, University of Illinois Chicago: 400 S Peoria St
$20

Sat, June 1, 11am-2:30pm
To the Shore: ETHOS Episode I
Colvin House: 5940 N Sheridan Rd
$15

Sat, June 1, 12-4pm
AMFM Presents SEEDS 🏳️‍🌈
Austin Town Hall Park: 5610 W Lake St
Free

Sat, June 1, 1-2pm
Segregation and Public Education
Harold Washington Library: 400 S State St
Free

Sat, June 1, 1-3pm
Photography Basics and Approaches to Meaningful Visual Journalism
Experimental Station: 6100 S Blackstone Ave
Free

Sat, June 1, 2-4pm
Visual Art as Time Travel
Hyde Park Art Center: 5020 S Cornell Ave
Free

Sat, June 1, 2:30-4pm
1963 Boycott
Harold Washington Library: 400 S State St
Free

Sat, June 1, 6-9pm
Yunhee Min: Keeping Things Whole
Roman Susan: 1224 W Loyola Ave
Free

June 1, 2019
FemFest Gallery Day  🏳️‍🌈
Various Locations, Milwaukee, WI
Free

Sat, June 1, 2-3pm
Artist Talk – Mel Cook
Vital Signs, MKE: 2231 S Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Free

Sat, June 1, 6pm
David Sanchez-Burr / Michael R. Pollard / Kevin Maginnis
Ignition Project Space: 3839 W Grand Ave
Free

Sat, June 1, 6-9pm
Jennifer Cronin: Seen and Unseen
Elephant Room Gallery: 704 S Wabash Ave
Free

Sat, June 1, 7-10pm
Out of the Closets & into the Streets 🏳️‍🌈
Gerber Hart Library and Archives: 6500 N Clark St
$15

Sat, June 1, 8-9pm
Melted Machine
Outerspace Studios: 1474 N Milwaukee Ave
Free

Sat, June 1, 8pm-2am
You’re Welcome: PRIDE Kickoff Party 🏳️‍🌈
Reunion Chicago: 2557 W North Ave
Free

Sun, June 2, 2-4pm
Marianne Fairbanks: Weaving Lab
Compound Yellow: 244 Lake St, Oak Park
Free

Sun, June 2, 3:30-5pm
Damon Locks Black Monument Ensemble
Chicago Cultural Center: 78 E Washington St
Free

Sun, June 2, 7-9pm
Triple Heartbeat
Links Hall: 3111 N Western Ave
$10-15

Mon, June 3, 8-11pm
Mocrep/The Neo Futurists/Sarah Squirm
Sleeping Village: 3734 W Belmont Ave
Free

Tue, June 4, 7-9pm
AFTERIMAGE
Produce Model Gallery: 1007 W 19th St
Free

Tue, June 4, 7-10pm
Truthtellers + WHITE NOISE
Prop Thtr: 3502-04 N Elston
$5-10

Wed, June 5, 6-8pm
Walé Oyéjidé
The Richard H. Driehaus Museum: 40 E Erie St
$25-45

Wed, June 5, 6-8pm
OTV Presents: Night Night 🏳️‍🌈
Reunion Chicago: 2557 W North Ave
Free

Wed, June 5, 6-8:30pm
POC Writing Circle at Free Street Theater
Free Street Theater: 1419 W Blackhawk St
Free

Thurs, June 6, 5-8pm
Brittney Leeanne Williams, Jake Troyli, and Bianca Nemelc: Show Me Yours
moniquemeloche: 451 N Paulina St
Free

Thurs, June 6, 5-8pm
Cheryl Pope: BASKING NEVER HURT NO ONE
moniquemeloche: 451 N Paulina St
Free

Thurs, June 6, 6-7pm
Blowout: Exhibition Tour
The Renaissance Society: 5811 S Ellis Ave
Free

Thurs, June 6, 6-8pm
Public Newsroom 111: Let’s Get Creative Covering Jury Selection!
Build Coffee: 6100 S Blackstone Ave
Free

Thurs, June 6, 8-9pm
Raising Girls
LITHIUM: 1932 S Halsted St
Free

Thurs, June 6, 6-8pm
The GMF’s Mary L. Nohl Exhibition 2018
Haggerty Museum of Art:1234 W Tory Hill Street, Milwaukee, WI
Free

Thurs, June 6, 9pm-1am
CommuniTEA (Pride Month Kick-Off Party) 🏳️‍🌈
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel: 12 S Michigan Ave
Free

Fri, June 7, 1-2pm
Maxwell Street: Capturing the Essence of a Remembered|Forgotten Place
Chicago State University: 9501 S King Dr
Free

Fri, June 7, 3-8pm
7th Annual BrooksDay
Chicago State University: 9501 S King Dr
Free

Fri, June 7, 6-8pm
Sculpture Milwaukee Opening Celebration
600 E Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI
Free

Fri, June 7, 5-8pm
Slow Read
Circle Contemporary: 2010 W Carroll Ave
Free

Fri, June 7, 6-9pm
Marion Kryczka: Paintings & Drawings
Eat Paint Studio: 5036 N Lincoln Ave
Free

Fri, June 7, 6-9pm
Spatial Rendering
Adds Donna: 3252 W North Ave
Free

Fri, June 7, 7-9pm
Jane: An Abortion Service
Uri-Eichen Gallery: 2101 S Halsted St
Free

Fri, June 7, 10pm-12am
Beebe & Reeves: Two Expanded Cinema Performances/DJs Phil Puleo and Scott Schafer
Elastic Arts: 3429 W Diversey Ave
$10

June 8-9,2019
Printer’s Row Lit Fest
South Dearborn St. and Polk in Chicago
Free

Fri, June 8, 6-9pm
Consider Me, Consider You
Var West Gallery: 423 W Pierce, Milwaukee, WI
Free

Fri, June 8, 6-9pm
Sarah FitzSimons: Ocean Object
Hawthorn Contemporary: 706 S 5th Street, Milwaukee, WI
Free

Sat, June 8, 1-10pm
2019 Art West Gallery Tours
Starting at MLK Exhibit Center: 1558 S Hamlin Ave
Free

Sat, June 8, 2-3:30pm
Judith Brotman in conversation with Teresa Silva
Tiger Strikes Asteroid Chicago: 2233 S Throop St
Free

Sat, June 8, 2-4pm
Carris Adams in conversation with with Jinn Bronwyn Lee
Goldfinch: 319 N Albany Ave
Free

Sat, June 8, 2pm
At Bounded Space: Guided Walk with Hui-min Tsen
Gallery 400: 400 S Peoria St
Free

Sat, June 8, 2:30-4:30pm
Butoh and Movement Workshop
Links Hall: 3111 N Western Ave
$10

Sat, June 8, 3-5pm
Far from the distance we see: Gallery Talk
Chicago Artists Coalition: 2130 W Fulton St
Free

Sat, June 8, 4-5pm
ENDless WAR: Political Prints and Graphics
Hairpin Arts Center: 2810 N Milwaukee Ave
Free

Sat, June 8, 6pm
Joslyn Vosta: I want to tell you, but I don’t know how
Positive Space Studios: 3520 W Fullerton Ave
Free

Sat, June 8, 6-9pm
Mika Agari and Lauren Taylor: Jingle Bell Rock
Bar4000: 2000 W Carroll Ave
Free

Sat, June 8, 6-11pm
We Can Dig It: A Benefit for Chi-Nations’ Decolonizing Efforts
New Rhythm Arts Center: 1441 W Morse Ave
$10

Sat, June 8, 7-10pm
Stonewall Uprising 🏳️‍🌈
Chicago Filmmakers: 5720 N Ridge Ave
$10

Sat, June 8, 8-10pm
Anthony Pateras
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts: 4 W Burton Pl
Free

Sun, June 9, 1-2pm
Breach of Contract: Artist Talk
Heaven Gallery: 1550 N Milwaukee Ave
Free

Sun, June 9, 2-5pm
Rescheduled, TBD: 12 Openings/Part 10 Carris Adams/Jasper Nord
Compound Yellow: 244 Lake St
Free

June 10-16, 2019
First Read Chicago 2019
The Martin: 2515 W North Ave
donation

Mon, June 10, 7-9pm
Women’s Comics Night: Pride Party 🏳️‍🌈
CHALLENGERS Comics + Conversation: 1845 N Western Ave
Free

Tue, June 11, 7-9:30pm
The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)
Block Museum: 40 Arts Circle Dr
Free

Wed, June 12, 9:30-10am
SSCAC Facebook Live Restoration Launch!
https://www.facebook.com/SouthSideCommunityArtCenter/
Free

Wed, June 12, 6:30-8:30pm
OUT at CHM: Quiet as a Riot 🏳️‍🌈
Chicago History Museum: 1601 N Clark St
$15-20

Wed, June 12, 6-8pm
OTV Presents: Kissing Walls, Yogma & Conspiracy Theorist 🏳️‍🌈
Reunion Chicago: 2557 W North Ave
Free

Wed, June 12, 7-9pm
We’re Here: Three Short Films Screening and Discussion
Green Line Performing Arts Center: 329 E Garfield Blvd
Free

June 13-15, 2019
Convening – Three Days of Activation and Response
Chicago Cultural Center: 78 E Washington St
Free

June 13-16, 2019
Bubbly Creek Performance Art Assembly
DfbrL8r: 1029 W 35th St
Free

June 13-16, 2019
Puerto Rican Festival of Chicago
Humboldt Park, Chicago
$5-16

Thurs, June 13, 5:30-8pm
Artists’ Guide to Real Estate
Chicago Artists Coalition: 2130 W Fulton St
$10-20

Thurs, June 13, 6-7pm
Mongane Wally Serote
The Art Institute of Chicago: 111 S Michigan Ave
Free

Thurs, June 13, 6-7:30pm
Choreography and the Archives
Newberry Library: 60 W Walton St
Free

Thurs, June 13, 6-8pm
FIRST LOOK Fine Print Party
Chez: 247 E Ontario St
$15

Thurs, June 13, 7-8:30pm
Tara Donovan: Fieldwork
Smart Museum of Art: 5550 S Greenwood Ave
Free

Fri, June 14, 6-10pm
Queer Underground Illustrators Chicago 🏳️‍🌈
Reunion Chicago: 2557 W North Ave
Free

Fri, June 14, 6-10pm
In Conversation
Chicago Art Department: 1932 S Halsted St
Free

Fri, June 14, 6-10pm
Do what you love, Bring what you got, Come as you are
OGGI Chicago: 2541 S Oakley
Free

Fri, June 14, 6-10pm
In Conversation: Free Write Arts & Literacy
Chicago Art Department: 1932 S Halsted St, #100
Free

Fri, June 14, 7-10pm
Prospect No. 3: Searching Abstraction
Extra Projects: 3551 W Diversey Ave
Free

Fri, June 14, 7-8pm
T Fleischmann: Time Is the Thing a Body Moves Through 🏳️‍🌈
Women & Children First Bookstore: 5233 N Clark St
Free

Fri, June 14, 7-9pm
Vitalize
The Lab on the Lake: 3450 W Lake St
Free

Sat, June 15, 11am-3pm
Out of the Closets & Into the Exhibits 🏳️‍🌈
Gerber Hart Library and Archives: 6500 N Clark St
$15

Sat, June 15, 6-10pm
Where is the Reward
LVL3: 1542 N Milwaukee Ave
Free

Sat, June 15, 8pm-12am
QUEER Karaoke: A Diva Moment 🏳️‍🌈
Reunion Chicago: 2557 W North Ave
Free

Sun, June 16, 11am-4pm
QUEER CARE DAY: Because You’re Worth It 🏳️‍🌈
Reunion Chicago: 2557 W North Ave
Free

Sun, June 16, 12-4pm
Chicago Radical Used Book Fair 4th Annual
TLR: The Living Room: 2423 W North Ave
Free

Wed, June 19, 5:30-7pm
Meditation for Resilience: Change Begins Within
DePaul Art Museum: 935 W Fullerton Ave
Free

Wed, June 19, 6-7pm
Brendan Fernandes in conversation with January Parkos Arnall
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: 220 E Chicago Ave
Free

Thurs, June 20, 7pm
Meida Teresa McNeal: Fifth City Revisited
Links Hall: 3111 N Western Ave
$12-40

Thurs, June 20, 7-9pm
Grown Folks Stories at Green Line Performing Arts Center
Green Line Performing Arts Center: 329 E Garfield Blvd
$5

Fri, June 21, 7pm
Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: 220 E Chicago Ave
$8-10

Fri, June 21, 7-8pm
Nora Moore Lloyd
The Cuckoo’s Theater Project: 7077 N Ashland Blvd
Free

Sat, June 22nd, from 7-11pm
Stevie Cisneros Hanley: Ghost Sex
M. LeBlanc: 3514 W Fullerton Av
Free

Sat, June 22, 10am-5pm / Sun, June 23, 12pm-5pm
Monarch Art and Wellness Fair
Hyde Park Art Center: 5020 S Cornell Ave
Free

Sat, June 22, 5-8pm
Soft
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative: 4912 N Western Ave
Free

Sun, June 23, 1-9pm
Chicago Reader Pride Block Party
Marz Community Brewing 
$10, Get Tickets

Sun, June 23, 11am-1pm
Nneka Kai: Material Sounding: The Dimensionality of A Thread
Material: 2025 W Belmont Ave
Free

Sun, June 23, 11am-1pm
Brendan Fernandes: A CALL AND RESPONSE
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: 220 E Chicago Ave
Free

Sun, June 23, 3pm
Slow-Res: a Free and Self-Taught MFA Community
Read/Write Library Chicago: 914 N California Ave
Free

Wed, June 26, 5:30-7pm
New Age, New Age: Artist Dialogue with Lise Haller Baggesen, Mindy Rose Schwartz, and Luis Sahagun
DePaul Art Museum: 935 W Fullerton Ave
Free

Thurs, June 27, 7-10pm
Dwellings
Roman Susan: 1224 W Loyola Ave
Free

Thurs, June 27, 7-11pm
Queer Comedy with Tribble: Lgbtq+ Legacies 🏳️‍🌈
Reunion Chicago: 2557 W North Ave
Free

Thurs, June 27, 9pm-2am
HIGHFEMME! Pride Edition 🏳️‍🌈
Cerise Rooftop: 203 North Wabash Ave
Free before 10pm; $10 after

Fri, June 28, 6-8pm
Soundtrack: Hijo Pródigo
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: 220 E Chicago Ave
Free

Fri, June 28, 11am-5pm
Coming Out 🏳️‍🌈
Leather Archives & Museum, 6418 N Greenview Ave
Free

Sat, June 29, 7-11pm
Prime Time: Question Everything
Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago: 220 E Chicago Ave
$40

Sat, June 29, 9pm-3am
Solaris 🏳️‍🌈
The Promontory: 5311 S Lake Park Ave
$10-25

Sun, June 30, 12-2pm
Shirley Clarke: Ornette: Made in America
Logan Center for the Arts: 915 E 60th St
Free

Sun, June 30, 3-10pm
TRQPiTECA Queer Pride Chicago 2019 🏳️‍🌈
Ping Tom Memorial Park: 1700 S Wentworth Ave
Free

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Featured Image: From TRQPiTECA Queer Pride Chicago 2019 happening on June 30th at Ping Tom Memorial Park from 3-10pm. The event will feature a Queer Family BBQ presented by Queering the Parks Teen Planning Committee and Chicago Parks District, a visuals by color swim, DJs, performances, installations, community organizations, vendors, and much more!